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Friday, June 05, 2009

 
Correction Corrected

In this post I had originally stated that Flip Benham is Operation Rescue director, and then updated the post to say that Troy Newman holds that post. Thing is, both statements are true - there are two organizations using that name. Newman is director of Operation Rescue, Benham of Operation Rescue/Operation Save America. One is a splinter group of the other - but which is the splinter group may be a matter of debate...

Benham's is the organization that put out the video linked in that post. Newman's is the organization that Roeder had contacted on several occasions inquiring about Tiller's court appearances.

Activist outfits routinely get calls from complete strangers about their pet issues; there's no scandal here, unless OR senior analyst Cheryl Sullenger actually knew Roeder and had reason to believe him a violent threat. I do question OR's wisdom in giving high office to someone who, quoting LGF, had been "convicted of conspiracy to bomb an abortion clinic in 1988" - even if she is repentant. Activist organizations are duty-bound to avoid any appearance of being a threat to public safety - especially one like OR; the right-to-life movement in general is painted with some of the most vicious bigotry one can find.

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